60th Anniversary American P bass..help

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  1. Ljorges

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    Hello Guys,

    I am a little confused. Did the 60th Anniversary American p basses come in more than one color? Every time I see one listed here it is that blonde ash color. Did it also come in a sunburst style?

    Here is the pic that he sent me. He put the guards and rest on.

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    Thanks for your help guys.

    Les
     
  2. hdracer

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    Yes, they made a few burst ones.

    That is not one of the limited edition one though.

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  3. exidor

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    that looks like a American Special Precision Bass look at the head stock decal,I'm sure it has 60 anniversary neck plate.cuz I have a AM SPEC with the 60th anniversary neck plate.
     
  4. AMp'D.2play

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    The trans blonde was the primary color for the 60th anniv. I believe Fender had a limited run of the burst color that was exclusive to Guitar Center and its affiliates.

    Looking again at your pic, it is neither of the above. What confuses things is that in 2006, Fender came out with a 60th Anniversary model, which was for the 60th anniversary of Fender, the company. Then, in 2011, Fender came out with the 60th Anniversary P bass, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of that instrument. The above pic, if it's a 60th, is the 2006 model.
     
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  6. Ljorges

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    He is saying that it is a 2010. Here is the plate pic he sent.

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    Les
     
  7. hdracer

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    All 2011 P basses had that neck plate.
    My '11 P5 has one.
     
  8. Ljorges

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    Ok, so I'm a little confused. Is it a 60th Anniversary American P Bass but not the limited edition? Is it the same version of the one that is in blonde ash color?

    Les
     
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    It's not the 60th Anniversary P, just shares the neck plate with the limited model. You have an American Precision from the 60th Anniversary year of the P-bass, not Fender.
     
  10. Ljorges

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    So all American Precisions made during that year were made during the 60th anniversary year of the P-bass. So it isn't really a limited run bass? Is that correct?

    Les
     
  11. Ljorges

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    So...with that information guys, he is asking $800. What would you offer?

    Les
     
  12. drummer5359

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    Here is a picture of (my) 60th Anniversary Precision for comparison.

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    This is the limited run version. Most of these were blonde, GC had 100 made in Sunburst.

    The one that you are looking to buy is an American Special Precision made in 2011. All of the American Precisions made in 2011 (except the 5 string models) have that plate.

    In my area American Specials used run anywhere from $600 to $800 depending on condition.

    Your mileage may vary as they say...
     
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    That is a American Special. They sell for $899 new.
    500-600 used price.
     
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    My P5 came with that same neck plate
     
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    +1
     
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    My bad.

    I thought that I came across a 5 string that didn't have it. I should have made sure before I said that.
     
  17. Ljorges

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    Wow, got back with the seller and he got a bit defensive when I tried to explain that he just had a regular American Special and not the limited edition 60th. Wouldn't budge on the price at all even after I sent him links to Amazon where they were selling for $899 on Amazon Prime, so no shipping charge.

    Next.

    Les
     
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    It probably was a older or newer one. P5's are hard to find. It isn't one of Fenders big sellers. I love mine.
     
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    Ok guys, looking for your expertise again.

    Found a 2011 American Standard Sunburst. He bought it this past April. It has had some changes to it. Nordstrand NP-4 pickup and a Leo Quann Badass Bass III bridge. How will this change the sound. The reason I'm looking at p-basses is because of the old school low end thump. Are these positive changes?

    Les
     
  20. drummer5359

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    Hmm...

    I do like American Standards a lot. I can't see the reason to change the bridge on one. (I happen to like the high mass Fender bridge, but not everyone does.)

    To me these are not necessarily changes that make it better, but different. I don't see the modern (2008 and up) American Standards as a platform for mods, but some do. If the mods were done without butchering the bass it's okay, but the price would have to be good.

    Just my opinion.
     
  21. Ljorges

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    He would include original bridge and pickup.

    Les
     

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